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 Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Launches Certified Legal Project Management Team

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Launches Certified Legal Project Management Team

February 13, 2017

Charlotte, N.C.  – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the firm's Legal Project Management team. Leading the team are Doug Woods, who is Legal Lean Sigma® certified, and Neale Johnson, whose many years of experience representing the construction industry give him the practical knowledge of project management principles that allows the firm to implement Legal Project Management effectively for the benefit of its clients. Clients can expect to collaborate with the firm to apply to their matters tailored Legal Project Management principles, including process improvement, technology, and value-based pricing for select engagements, to drive quality, value, and client satisfaction. The firm is committed to leveraging Legal Project Management and value pricing strategies to deliver legal work to maximize efficiency and client satisfaction.

Woods is the firm's director of pricing and client value.  He manages the firm's project management and pricing initiatives. He has vast experience implementing value-based, win-win pricing solutions for law firms, Fortune 500 corporations and Big 4 accounting firms. He is a certified Legal Lean Sigma® green belt and is a certified public accountant.

Johnson leads the firm's construction practice, assisting owners, general contractors, and trade contractors with contract negotiation and preparation, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution services.  He has prepared and negotiated agreements involving public and private projects, where he applies more than 15 years of construction litigation experience to help clients identify and allocate business risks during contract formation and to reduce conflict during project performance.  Johnson partners with clients and employs legal project management techniques to control matter schedules and cost, and developed the firm's unique value-based fixed pricing structure for complex litigation matters. 

For more information, contact:
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